The great passion : an introduction to Karl Barth's theology / Eberhard Busch ; translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley ; edited and annotated by Darrell L. Guder and Judith J. Guder.

By: Busch, Eberhard, 1937-Contributor(s): Guder, Darrell L, 1939- | Guder, Judith JMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Publication details: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., c2004Description: x, 302 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 0802848931 (hard : alk. paper)Uniform titles: Grosse Leidenschaft. English Subject(s): Barth, Karl, 1886-1968DDC classification: 230/.044/092 LOC classification: BX4827.B3 | B8513 2004
Contents:
I. Pointers - toward an understanding of this theologian -- 1. His profile -- 2. Path -- 3. Primary work -- II. Insights - the themes of his theology -- 1. The wonderful beginning - the doctrine of revelation and of the knowledge of God -- 2. The fulfilled covenant - Israel and Christology -- 3. The divine freedom - trinity and predestination -- 4. The disconcerting truth - the problem of religion -- 5. Exacting exhortation - gospel and law, ethics -- 6. The good creation - its basis and preservation -- 7. The critical reconciliation - the doctrines of sin and justification -- 8. The prevailing spirit - pneumatology -- 9. Moving out together - the doctrine of the church -- 10. Limited time - time and eternity, eschatology.
Review: "In ten sections Eberhard Busch clearly explains Karl Barth's views on all of the major subject areas of systematic theology: the nature of revelation, Israel and Christology, the Trinity and the doctrine of predestination, the "problem" of religion, gospel and law, creation, salvation, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, and eschatology." "A distinctive feature of the book is the way Busch lets Barth speak for himself, often through surprising quotations and paraphrases. Busch also shows how Barth's writing should be read as a dialogue, constantly and consciously engaging other voices past and present, both inside and outside the church. Most important, The Great Passion demonstrates that Barth's thought is still remarkably helpful today."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-295) and indexes.

I. Pointers - toward an understanding of this theologian -- 1. His profile -- 2. Path -- 3. Primary work -- II. Insights - the themes of his theology -- 1. The wonderful beginning - the doctrine of revelation and of the knowledge of God -- 2. The fulfilled covenant - Israel and Christology -- 3. The divine freedom - trinity and predestination -- 4. The disconcerting truth - the problem of religion -- 5. Exacting exhortation - gospel and law, ethics -- 6. The good creation - its basis and preservation -- 7. The critical reconciliation - the doctrines of sin and justification -- 8. The prevailing spirit - pneumatology -- 9. Moving out together - the doctrine of the church -- 10. Limited time - time and eternity, eschatology.

"In ten sections Eberhard Busch clearly explains Karl Barth's views on all of the major subject areas of systematic theology: the nature of revelation, Israel and Christology, the Trinity and the doctrine of predestination, the "problem" of religion, gospel and law, creation, salvation, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, and eschatology." "A distinctive feature of the book is the way Busch lets Barth speak for himself, often through surprising quotations and paraphrases. Busch also shows how Barth's writing should be read as a dialogue, constantly and consciously engaging other voices past and present, both inside and outside the church. Most important, The Great Passion demonstrates that Barth's thought is still remarkably helpful today."--BOOK JACKET.

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